Festival Highlights Live Music at the Prawn Fest This years festival music has something for everyone. Check out the foot stomping lineup! Signature Prawn Dish The challenge is to stop at just one of the delicious dishes being served up for your dining pleasure! Beer & Wine Garden For the best seat in the house, check it out! Prawn Shelling Competition The tastiest and most fun you will have all day! DIY Raft Build & RACE It’s back! Time to get your paddles ready! Free Kids Fun! Stacks of free fun and activites are available for the littlies!! Maca Castle's Animal Show Cute, cuddly and scaley. The Maca Castle critters are back! FAIR GO SKATE COMP The Fair Go Skateboarding Comp is back for 2016! RIDES & KIDS ENTERTAINMENT The 2016 Prawn Fest will have a huge variety of rides and fun for all ages! Maca Castle's Fireworks Spectacular Don’t miss the festival’s grand finale fireworks spectacular… Boat Parade Always such a highlight, the spectacular boat parade is back taking place on the beautiful Richmond River. Helicopter Tours over Ballina Take a tour for the best view of the festival and beautiful Ballina!